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Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses her concerns for the security of America

“How Safe Are We,” is the question posed by a new book with that same question as its title, written by former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. She sits down to discuss her concerns for the security of America in this edition of First Person One on One.

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Books to read while you’re stuck inside during the winter storm

Take a look back at some of our favorite authors and their works while the snow and ice are keeping you inside!

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The Unlikely Romance of a Black Nurse and a German P.O.W. in World War II

Author Alexis Clark talks about her new book, Enemies in Love; the true story of a black nurse and a German P.O.W. who fell in love during World War Two.

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HEC Media Nominated for 17 Emmys, including Overall Excellence

Congratulations to all those nominated! HEC couldn’t carry out its mission to “strengthen the education, art, and cultural communities in the metropolitan area” without you and all our supporters! These nominations are for you, St. Louis! Arts/Entertainment- Program Feature Segment 15 Year-Old Short Film Director Kara Vaninger Brock Seals: New Artist, Old Soul Suzanne Vanderhoef, […]

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Maryville Talks Books: One on One with Dan Abrams

ABC News’ chief legal analyst and “Live PD” host Dan Abrams discusses his New York Times Bestselling book, “Lincoln’s Last Trial,” co-written with David Fisher.

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Jenna Fischer Shares Hollywood’s Secrets

St. Louis native Jenna Fischer reveals the “nitty gritty” of making it in Hollywood; it took her 8 years in LA to land the role of Pam Beesley on “The Office.”

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Maryville Talks Books: One on One with author Sarah Kendzior

An expert in authoritarian states, St. Louis journalist Sarah Kendzior reflects upon her collection of essays in her book, “The View from Flyover Country.”

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What to do in STL in June

Although there there are so many events and happenings taking place in June, we wanted to spotlight a few we are really excited about! To view all events, go to our events page, here. Edo Rosenblith at COCA | June 8 – Aug. 25 Israeli born, St. Louis-based artist Edo Rosenblith will guide COCA visitors […]

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A night of conversation, performance, poetry in St. Louis

Enjoy an evening of conversation, performance, and poetry with local and nationally renown poets and artists.

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Eleanor Roosevelt a romantic heroine in Amy Bloom’s new novel White Houses

Amy Bloom reveals “the kind of love that everybody hopes for” in White Houses, her novel about the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok.

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Perfect Timing with Daniel Pink

Author Daniel Pink enlightens us on how to have better timing in just about everything we do and all the decisions we make.

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Ann Leckie on SciFi stardom and why the hero of her new novel “Provenance” is just like us.

Ann Leckie talks SciFi stardom, the Imperial Radch and why the hero of her new novel, Provenance, is ‘just like us’.

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A Jellyfish Journey with Juli Berwald

Why should you care about jellyfish? Berwald explains her unusual journey to tell their fascinating story and how they could help us understand global warming.

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Maryville Talks Books: One on One with Scott Turow

Scott Turow’s new thriller, “Testimony,” resurrects the not-so-distant atrocities of the Bosnian War.

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One on One with Jen Sincero

Best-selling author and success coach Jen Sincero talks about her new book, “You are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth.”

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One on One with Rick Ankiel, “The Phenomenon”

Former St. Louis Cardinals baseball great Rick Ankiel discusses his new book, “The Phenomenon” – what got left out of its pages, the “yips,” & lessons learned.

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The Tale of Two Christinas: Christina Baker Kline and Christina Olson

New York Times Bestselling author Christina Baker Kline (“Orphan Train”) talks about her new novel “A Piece of the World,” her writing process and her success.

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So You Think You Know Joe Buck?

By Angie Weidinger, Host So, you think you know Joe Buck? The Fox Sports announcer who has called 19 World Series and five Super Bowls, was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball broadcaster before that, and the son of beloved Cardinals announcer Jack Buck? Well, Joe Buck would disagree with you. “People think they know me […]

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One on One with “Lucky Bastard” Joe Buck

“Lucky Bastard” Joe Buck discusses everything from his relationship with his dad Jack Buck to the worst call he ever made.

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The “Curious Science” of Mary Roach

Mary Roach discusses the “curious science” of writing multiple bestsellers – including her latest book, “Grunt.”

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Offerman says this book will “Explode the Planet”

Find out what book Offerman says will “Explode the Planet”

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Good Clean Fun with Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman loves woodworking just like his “Parks and Rec” character Ron Swanson. We discuss his woodshop, the Midwest and constantly being called “Ron.”

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One on One with Emma Donoghue

“Room” author Emma Donoghue talks about making movies, her Irish childhood and the inspiration behind her new novel “The Wonder.”

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One on One with Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick discusses his new book, “Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution.”

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Maryville Talks Books: Fall 2016 Lineup

  Maryville Talks Books features lectures by noted authors. Admission is free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Seating is first come, first served. Maryville Talks Books is sponsored by HEC-TV, Left Bank Books and St. Louis Public Radio. Watch past Maryville Talks Books, here.   Emma Donoghue The Wonder Thursday, Oct. 11—7 p.m. […]

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Kwame Alexander: Keeping Poetry Cool

Many kids lose interest in reading around middle school. Author Kwame Alexander says he knows how to reengage them – poetry.

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Becoming Wise: One on One with Krista Tippett

NPR’s On Being host Krista Tippett discusses her latest book, the Black Lives Matter movement and parenting advice she wishes she had earlier in life.

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Ray Bradbury: One on One with Sam Weller

Ray Bradbury biographer Sam Weller talks about his literary idol – and why Bradbury’s work continues to resonate with readers.

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The Secret Chord: One on One with Geraldine Brooks

Author Geraldine Brooks talks about her new novel that reveals an interesting story about the harpist/warrior you thought you knew all about – King David.

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Saving Capitalism, For the Many, Not the Few: One on One with Robert Reich

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses his newest book, “Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few,” about America’s widening income gap.

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Candid, Personal and Hilarious: One on One with Judy Blume

Her well-known characters Fudge and Margaret helped us through adolescence; now the incomparable Judy Blume is writing for us as adults.

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Maryville Talks Books with Judy Blume, author of “In the Unlikely Event”

In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected […]

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Dead Wake: The Sinking of the Lusitania: One on One with Erik Larson

HEC-TV speaks with Erik Larson about his book Dead Wake:The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. The book examines the sinking of the ship during World War I.

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Telling a Forgotten Story: One on One with Blaine Harden

Author Blaine Harden explains how he used the courageous story of a former North Korean fighter pilot to animate the history of North Korea.

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The Fierce Urgency of Now: One on One with Julian Zelizer

Author Julian Zelizer reveals the inside story of LBJ’s presidency and the fight for Civil Rights in “The Fierce Urgency of Now.”

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Flesh and Blood: One on One With Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell’s character Kay Scarpetta is the focal point in novels that have sold over 100 million copies. Who is Patricia Cornwell? Find out on MTB.

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A Visit with Author Andy Cohen

Funny, shocking, brutally honest – fans can’t get enough of Andy Cohen. St. Louisans turn the table on this hometown boy turned talk show host.

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Orange is the New Black: One on One with Piper Kerman

Hear the true story behind the hit Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black,” from the woman who lived it, best-selling author Piper Kerman.

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Getting to Know Jesus of Nazareth: One on One with Reza Aslan

Author and religious scholar Reza Aslan asks how well do Christians really know Jesus of Nazareth in this candid conversation.

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The Trauma of Everyday Life: One on One with Mark Epstein

Author and renowned psychiatrist Mark Epstein talks about how understanding and accepting trauma can lead to personal growth and change.

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